Federal authorities Wednesday busted a drug ring they say had infiltrated three Indiana prisons, reports the Indianapolis Star. Two inmates and one corrections officer were among 40 people arrested on federal drug charges. The corrections officer, Jon Dobbins, was arrested last month on state charges, including drug trafficking.
The 40 defendants face drug-related charges, including distributing heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs. Some of the charges can carry a penalty of life in prison. Dobbins, who worked at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, is accused of delivering a package containing drugs and a cellphone to an inmate at the prison in July, according to a federal indictment.